We’ve seen Jason Aaron’s jovial side in Wolverine vs. the X-Men, but fans of the Scalped creator’s more hellacious appetites should revel in his upcoming Marvel NOW! project.
This November, Jason Aaron is storming Asgard to chronicle Thor: God of Thunder in an all new ongoing series. He’s partnering with Esad Ribic, the spectacular artist who channeled Frazetta in The Mighty Thor: Loki limited series (converted to a motion comic called Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers last year). There’s a surplus of gravity in that pairing, and according to an interview on Newsarama, Aaron has appropriately lofty ambitions for the run.
In the opening story line, Aaron will follow the immortal Thor through three different eras: his mischievous youth in Midgard’s age of vikings, his modern exploits as an Avengers, and a far-flung future where old King Thor reigns as the last monarch of Asgard. Chaining all of this together is one horrific threat, a new character known as “The God Butcher.” Aaron calls Gorr a serial killer of gods, a character on a murderous spree intent on ridding the cosmos of all deities. It’s a story that promises to take Thor through thousands and thousands of years, but also through many realms and into deepest space.
So, this one’s gonna be big.